Futuremap- future-proofing Australian Manufacturing SME’s @ Latrobe City Council HQ (Nambur Wariga Room)
Aug 1 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Competing in today’s increasingly digitalised world and winning in the fourth industrial revolution requires global context and market access, entrepreneurial leadership, a culture of innovation and the adoption of new emerging technologies. But above all, it requires a different set of thinking.

Whether you are new to digital manufacturing or well on the journey, the futuremapTM workshop will give you valuable insights into the current state of your business and then have you consider where you aspire to be, and by when.

Interactive and packed with industry examples, the workshop is intended specifically for you if you are a manufacturing business, to help you
• think differently about the opportunities and challenges of digital manufactuing
• map the current state of your business with respect to capabilities and characteristics vital for future competitiveness and success, and compare this to where you aspire to be in two years from now;
• understand the primary gaps between your current state and your aspirations, to assist you to develop your key areas of focus and potential investment; and
• understand where assistance may be sought to help you on your transition to digital manufacturing.

Prepare to be inspired, learn, and grow as you spend the workshop assessing and mapping your business’ manufacturing capabilities and characteristics using futuremapTM, a business diagnostic tool developed by IMCRC, and deployed in collaboration with the AMGC and the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

This event is exclusively for Manufacturers .
To receive the password to register for this workshop please contact Mal Clark at or 0428 328 228 if you are unsure about your eligibility to attend.

For more information, please go to

Innovation into Profit Program @ William Buck,
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

A series of experts discuss the route from a new idea to a commercial return and the tools available to make it easier
and improve the prospects of success.

Experts from a wide range of backgrounds will bring their unique perspectives, panel discussions and Q&A will draw it all together.
Topics covered include:
•   Patents, designs & trade marks – pros, cons & costs
•   Confidentiality and Protecting your Trade Secrets
•   How to maximise the value of your business
•   Lessons from experience at the coal face
•   Using R&D and Export Market Development grant to boost your business
•   Other Government support programmes

Key Presenters:

  • Dr Mal Clark
  • Ron Mack
  • Dr. Kevin Thomson
  • Ben Mott – Wadeson
  • Georgia Davies-Jackson – Macpherson Kelley
  • Liz Smith – William Buck
  • Rob Crowder – Procept
  • Dr. Rita Choueiri – William Buck

At this free program, participants will access the key drivers for a profitable business and the opportunity to discuss with industry experts.

This is a free event hosted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

This event is designed to benefit small and medium Australian businesses.

If you have any questions about this event or any future events, please contact


Executive Negotiation Capability Workshop @ Australian Institute of Company Directors
Aug 15 @ 12:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Strategic Negotiation & Influencing Capability
By Invitation Only
Workshop limited to 20 people to ensure maximum participation.

You are invited to attend our upcoming workshop “Strategic Negotiation & Influencing Capability” as part of the Government Entrepreneurs’ Programme.
Organised by AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) and on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Includes practical support for businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs, with advice from people with relevant private sector experience, co-funded grants to commercialise novel intellectual property in the form of new products, processes and services, funding to take advantage of growth opportunities, and connection and collaboration opportunities.

This is a personal invitation and not transferable. If you cannot attend and wish to nominate a substitute, please email us with their contact details so we can assess their eligibility in accordance with Government requirements.

12:45 pm registration for 1 – 5:30 pm

Venue: Australian Institute of Company Directors | Level 26, 367 Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: Complimentary | this program is funded by the Commonwealth of Australia

AMTIL National Conference – Strategies for Manufacturing Resilience and Growth @ The Ballroom, Leonda By The Yarra
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Please view event page for full details…

Fit for the Future: join AMTIL on an engaging ride in to the future @ Riversdale Golf Club
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

First PresentationFit for the Future
Gihan Perera is a Futurist, Conference Speaker, Author and Consultant who gives you a glimpse in to what’s ahead and how you can become Fit for the Future, in your professional and personal life.

Take an inspiring, eye-opening, and engaging ride into the future to learn about the global megatrends shaping your industry, the mindset that helps you lead the change, and the skills you need to get things done in a fast-changing world.

Gihan’s Key Messages:
– The global megatrends shaping business and society
– Influence and power in the Age of Access
– Change is the new normal
– Take more control of your own future

Second Presentation – R&D Tax Incentive – Details and Eligibility
William Buck’s Dr Rita Choueiri – will discuss the criteria and details of the R&D Tax Incentive. Find out if you’re eligible to claim.

AMTIL’s Annual General Meeting will follow these presentations.

Breakfast Served: 8:00am
Presentations Commence: 8:30am
Parking: Free parking is available at the venue.

AMTIL 2018 NSW Christmas Dinner Function @ I'm Angus Steakhouse The Promenade
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kick off the festive season with dinner at one of Darling Harbour’s great restaurants.
Network with other AMTIL Members in a relaxed environment.
Bring your colleagues and share in some early Christmas cheer.

Includes three course meal and drinks.

AMTIL 2018 QLD Christmas Lunch Function @ The Jetty - South Bank River Quay
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to kick off the festive season with a celebratory lunch and a great view.
Network with other AMTIL Members in a relaxed environment.
Bring your colleagues and share in some early Christmas cheer.
Includes three course lunch and drinks.

Austech 2019 @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
May 14 @ 9:00 am – May 17 @ 4:00 pm

AMTIL is the proud owner and organiser of Austech, Australia’s premier Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tool Exhibition. Austech is the only show specifically targeted at the metalworking, machine tool and ancillary market held in Australia.

Austech covers the key areas of machine tool and sheet metal working including:

  • CNC machining centres: horizontal and vertical machining centres.
  • Turning machines: CNC lathes, automatic lathes.
  • Sheetmetal: forming, bending, punching, shearing equipment.
  • Special purpose machines: grinding, broaching, boring, milling, waterjet cutters.
  • Laser equipment: laser profiling, laser cutting, marking and engraving.
  • Ancillary equipment: cutting fluids, finishing, coatings, robots, cad-cam software.
  • Additive Manufacturing Pavilion
  • Inspection, Measurement, Metrology
  • Quality Systems
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Digitalisation (Industry 4.0) Pavilion
  • Air Technology
  • Manufacturers Pavilion

Austech provides a comprehensive exhibition which attracts thousands of visitors.

For more information visit